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Data sheet

testo 816-1

Sound level meter

testo 816-1 – Sound level measurement

with integrated data storage

Sound level measurement acc. to IEC 61672-1 class 2

and ANSI S1.4 Type 2 dB

Frequency weighting A and C

Integrated data storage for up to 31000 measurement


Software for data management and long-term measurement

Switchable time weighting Fast/Slow

Bar graph display

Backlit display

AC and DC output for the connection of other intruments

The testo 816-1 is ideal for sound level measurements The integrated data store allows the storage of over 30000
at workplaces, in industrial and production halls, and in measurement values in the instrument, these can be
public places. With the touch of a button, the measuring administered using the software included in delivery. In
instrument can be switched from Slow (1 sec.) to Fast (125 addition to this, the software allows online measurements
ms). It is also possible to switch between the frequency over a longer period to be carried out.
weighting characteristic curves A and C and vice versa, With the optional sound calibrator and the adjustment
also at the touch of a button. Characteristic curve A accessory included with it, the testo 816-1 can be re-
corresponds to the sound pressure sensitivity of the human calibrated on site.
ear, while characteristic curve C can evaluate low-frequency
components of a noise.
testo 816-1

Technical data / Accessories

Technical data testo 816-1

testo 816-1 Measuring range 30 to 130 dB

Frequency range 20 Hz to 8 kHz

testo 816-1, sound level meter incl. microphone, Accuracy ±1.4 dB

0981 8974/msp/I/06.2017
wind protection, PC software (in English), ±1 digit (under reference conditions: 94 dB, 1 kHz)
connection cable, manual on CD and batteries in
system case
Resolution 0.1 dB

Frequency weighting A/C

Part no. 0563 8170 Microphone ½ inch

Measuring rate 0.5 s

Dynamic range 100 dB

Data storage Internal (in instrument):

Single value memory: 99 data sets
Measurement series memory: 31,000 data sets
External (via PC software):
Technical data sound level calibrator Online measurement: max. 99,999 data sets
Battery type 9V block battery Recording rate Offline measurement: min: 1 sec, max: 1 min
Online measurement: min: 0.1 sec, max: 30 sec
Battery life 40 h
Operating temperature 0 to +40 °C
Warranty 2 years
Storage temperature -10 to +60 °C
Accuracy ±0.5 dB in accordance with
Class 2 to IEC 60942 Battery type 4 x Type AA batteries

Sound pressure level: 94 dB/104 dB, switchable Weight 390 g

Frequency: 1000 Hz
Dimensions 272 x 83 x 42 mm
Also suitable for ½ and 1 inch microphones by other manufacturers
Time weighting FAST 125 ms / SLOW 1 sec

AC/DC output AC: 1 V RMS at full scale

Subject to change without notice.

DC: 10 mV/dB

Accessories for measuring instrument Part no.

Calibrator, for regular calibration of testo 815, testo 816, testo 816-1 0554 0452

ISO calibration cert./sound pressure; calibration point 94 dB at different frequencies 0520 0111

ISO calibration certificate sound pressure calibrators 0520 0411